A climate change and mental health pioneer goes down memory lane with the Times.
All together, right now, no matter what it takes—only this attitude can unite our response to the climate catastrophe that is the imminent consequence of our many small everyday actions.
There’s an old joke about change: How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb? Just one, but the light bulb really has to want to change.
The profound effects of climate change on mental health have become increasingly difficult to ignore.
While some psychiatrists may doubt the connection between climate disruption and psychiatric disorders, the evidence is growing stronger every day.
We cannot protect our patients without protecting our planet. This means a personal and professional commitment to green our activities by considering the carbon effects of how we do our work.
When engaging in professional discourse on controversial topics, how can psychiatrists respect the therapeutic boundary with patients when their own fears are heightened?
Climate is both a public health and a psychological issue and these aspects are intertwined. In this article, particular clinical situations in working with climate anxiety are discussed.
Many of our patients are in distress, coping with “eco-anxiety” in ways that we have up to now not experienced.
Psychiatrists and other mental-health clinicians are being increasingly called upon to respond to patients’ worries about the destabilization of many aspects of our world.